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don lemon. i am live in washington, d.c., very special coverage of president barack obama's inauguration. thank you so much for joining us on this historic weekend. worship was a key part of the day for the first family today. president and mrs. obama attended services with their daughters at the metropolitan african methodist episcopal church. they celebrated slain civil rights leader, reverend martin luther king jr. at one of the most historic churches in washington. and tomorrow is of course, the main event. some 800,000 people expected to pack the west front of the capitol to watch president obama publicly take his oath of office. the president has already started his second term, he took the oath earlier today in an intimate swearing-in ceremony in the blue room of the white house. i want you to take a look. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states
>>> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states, so help me god. >> i joseph r. bind junior solemnly swear that hill well and faithfully discharge. >> the duties of the office on which i'm about to enter. >> the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> it didn't take long, but four hours ago, president barack obama took oath of office for his second term at a private white house event. hello, everyone, i'm don lemon, live in washington. and tomorrow, president barack obama and vice president joe biden will be sworn in during a public ceremony. hundreds of thousands of people will be here and we are bringing you live coverage all day and into the evening and all day tomorrow, of course. we have some very excited people behind us. they are on the mall. they are enjoying this experience. they came from all over the world and we are going to get down there and we ar
in chief's ball and president obama introducing the first lady. >> i said today at the lunch over at the congress that some may dispute the quality of our president but nobody disputes the quality of our first lady. ladies and gentlemen, my better half, and my dance partner, michelle obama. ♪ >> that was the first dance of the first couple tonight, literally and figuratively, they have been to this dance before. this time around the first lady promised to slow down and try to take it all in. two parties instead of the ten they raced through four years ago. their day began with the ceremonial swearing in. like four years ago, it was a little bumpy. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >>> have the constitution of t
♪ ♪ oh, oh got his head in the crowds and he's not breaking down ♪ ♪ he's walking on fire obama's on fire ♪ watch him as he's lighting up the night ♪ ♪ everybody knows the mission is his girl ♪ ♪ together they run the world ♪ burn baby burn baby ♪ obama's on fire ♪ ♪ he's walking on fire ♪ obama's on fire ♪ whoo oh whoo oh whoo oh whoo oh ♪ ♪ whoo whoo oh whoo oh whoo ♪ whoo oh whoo oh whoo ♪ he's president and he's on fire ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much for having me tonight. at this incredible presidential inaugural celebration. to the obamas! >> all right. you heard alicia keys. >> by the way, how good was that? >> that might have been the best free concert in the world. >> the fact we could hear that live and she looked stunning in that dress. >> beautiful dress, amazing voice. >> she really has it all together. >> knockout. >> we have a couple of special guests. >> alicia keys! >> she's getting a round of applause from me. >> by the way, just to give everyone a sense, there's already thousands of people h
that his second election ratified the new obama coalition and the new shape of the electorate he so too hopes his second term will speak to that. >> rose: we conclude this evening with part one of a two-part conversation about the presidency of barack obama and the next four years joined by doris kearns goodwin, jon meacham, bob woodward, bob caro, and michael beschloss. >> i know it's the consensus that we're -- barack obama has to do is get along with the republicans. i'd like to say something about that. president obama is fond of quoting-- and if he isn't, i am-- martin luther king's statement "the moral arc of the universe bends slowly but it bends towards justice." in the first term, president obama did bend that moral arc. he got health insurance, peace of mind for more than 30 million people. the bill may be floored but it's passed. in the second term i see a sort of differently. everyone's attacking the moral arc of justice-- social security medicare everyone's saying we have to cut it bck. that's the great safety net for the american people. i almost see him as a defender. he
now!" >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i've barack the same obama do solemnly swear. >> i do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. g> four years after making history by becoming the first african-american president, barack obama kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to have -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among
bends slowly but it bends towards justice." in the first term, president obama did bend that moral arc. he got health insurance, peace of mind for more than 30 million people. the bill may be floored but it's passed. in the second term i see a sort of differently. everyone's attacking the moral arc of justice-- social security medicare, everyone's saying we have to cut it back. that's the great safety net for the american people. i almost see him as a defender. he has to defend social security and medicare in a fiscally responsible way. >> rose: inaugural day 2013, assessment by journalists and looking forward with historians when we continue. >> rose: today barack obama was sworn in for a second time as president of the united states. it was a cold and sunny day in washington. close to a million people came to the inauguration. they came to celebrate and see history. they included former presidents clinton and carter but not president george w. bush and george h.w. bush his father because of the latter's illness. supreme court justices were there as well as the parting cabinet members
on the national mall in washington, d.c. where, in exactly one hour, president barack obama will be publicly sworn in for his second term as the 44th president of the united states. good morning. i'm gwen eiffel and welcome to his pbs news hour special coverage of today's nailingration. >> i'm jeffrey brown. it's a bright sunny day here in washington. temperatures remain in the 30's. that's a bit warmer than four years ago for the president's first inauguration. that of course saw a record-setting crowd, nearly 2 million people. no one is expecting anything quite like that this time around but still, folks have been finding spaces on the mall tonight since the sun came up. you can see them setting up spots now. we will be covering the entire inaugural ceremony live. and if you're not at your tv you can watch our live stream on our home page at news hour.pbs.org or follow us on twitter. >> this earmarks the 150th anniversary of the man'spation proclamation. you can see bill and hillary clinton on the podium. there are also people there celebrating the election of the first african-american presiden
of president obama's inauguration starting tomorrow on "today." that's all for today. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >>> president obama takes the oath of office for the second time at the white house. good afternoon to you, i'm craig melvin and you are watching msnbc, the place for politics, and this is how president obama's second term started earlier today. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> i, barack hussein obama, do s solemnly swear -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> will protect and preserve and defend the constitution of the united states. >> will protect and preserve the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >>> we have team coverage of the 57th presidential inauguration, and luke russert is with us on the washington mall, but we start with peter alexander on the north lawn of the white hous
a sensational performance at the inauguration. barack obama did the same thing and then became president. when you watched him tonight, did you feel like i did, you saw a man more at peace with himself perhaps now ready for the challenge of maybe real action in the second term? >> this is barack obama at his best. relaxed. speaking in aspirational tones. uniting the country. this really is a moment of celebration and the fact he's re-electing and must make a difference in this terms of speaking to the country. >> the latino vote for him never more important and the latino community in america never more important or larger. how significant is that in the second term? >> my hope is it's very significant. i believe it will be. he has a real connection to the latino community. we saw that with over 70% of latinos voting for president obama and confident in terms of the issue agenda and immigration reform and also the look of the administration, that that will be reflected. >> doug brinkley, put this in historical thing, a first time in a long time you have had three back to back presidents holdin
barack obama. i'm jennifer granholm joined in new york by john fuglesang, host of "viewpoint." >> good morning. >> jennifer: current political analyst michael shure is joining us from portland, oregon, of all places. we'll also have bill press and david shuster reporting for us from washington, d.c. they're on the ground and also have today current contributor michael hastings, the author of "panic 2012, the sublime and terrifying story of obama's campaign." we'll talk about that a little bit as well. so excited you guys. this is the best of what america has to offer in terms of pomp and circumstance and marking a point in history. do you not agree? do you love this? >> john: i couldn't agree more. it is a pleasure to be here as a contributor to this network which has spent so much time covering this campaign but also of history. i love inauguration day because it really -- it is the one day that brings the past and future completely together. we're following the most contentious, most expensive presidential campaign in history. and there's so much to talk about in terms of the past an
>>> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> president obama takes the oath of office to begin his second term. hear what he said during his address that took some by surprise. >> and the 49ers are super bowl bound, what challenges some fans are facing if they want to see the game in person. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am julie haener. >> president obama parked his second inauguration. he took the both with his hand on two bibles. one used by lincoln at his first inauguration and one used by dr. martin luther king, jr. >> preserve, protect and defend, the constitution of the united states. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> john roberts administered the holt and president obama and daughters stood by his side. >> for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do well and a growing number barely make it. >> the weather was chilly but michelle obama and president obama took time to walk some of the parade walk. >> and the ball is un
were we? >> reporter: we were here, just about to start again. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look. >> our challenges are great, but our will is greater. >> there is nothing wrong with america that cannot be cured by what is right with america. >> the united states will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors. >> all are equal. all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. >>> the presidential inauguration is getting under way right here on the capitol, and we have a front row seat. >> here on the national mall, people are staking out their spot to experience this moment in history. >> the sun rises on barack obama's second term. >> we gather because we have chosen hope over fear. unity over purpose. >> on this day, a public celebration of the presidency after a private oath the day before. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> on this capitol where so many battles have been fought and will be fought, political rivalries are
inauguration. at noon on the west front of the capital, which you are looking at, president obama, be ceremonially sworn in for the second turn. he was constitutionally sworn in yesterday. since 1981, the ceremony has been held on the west front of the capital. the crowds on the national mall attending have grown larger and larger, sometimes exceeding 1 million people. 800,000 attendees this year is the current estimate. c-span will be light at route washington today, following the president and his activities. -- will be live throughout washington today, following the president and his activities. later, we will take you to the inaugural ball. throughout the day, we will take your calls, e-mails, tweets, and facebook comments. also on or web page, you can post pictures and you can view at the inaugural photos of many others. by the way, the weather forecast is cloudy with a high of 47 degrees in washington, possible snow showers in the afternoon. as you can see in these live pictures, the crowds have already begun a dissenting on the capitol grounds where they will go through hea
to watch president obama take the oath of office for his second term. once again, americans across this land filled with hope and a sense of renewal. and it's time for all americans to celebrate that renewal of our democratic system. it's a great day of pageantry, a great day of praised but, also a great day to think of what this country is all about and what it means for this peacefultrition of power. we will be there on our show today and on current tv a little bit later. but right now let's find out all of the latest from lease a ferguson out in los angeles, today's current news update. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning, everyone. of course, the bill news of the day, it is president obama's public inauguration in washington, d.c. >> that's taking place at the u.s. capitol at 11:20 eastern this morning. first, though, the first family will attend church along with the biddens at st. john's episccapal in d.c. president obama actually began his second term in office yesterday. the presidential inaugurations always take place on ja
.c., covering a huge event for this city and a huge event for the entire country. president barack obama's second inauguration. >> you can just see the beautiful picture behind us. so much going on around the nation's capital this weekend. cnn you can be sure is covering it all. parades, concerts, and religious services all of it leading up to the big main event, president obama's inauguration ceremony coming up on monday highlights of that event, the swearing in, of course, and the inaugural speech. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins me to talk more about this. first of all, let's talk about the speech. i understand that the president's still working on it. so what are the themes? what's the focus? >> he is still working on it. he'll be doing tweaks till the last minute. right now he's doing some major tweaks and he's been writing this during the day in the oval office but also at night after sasha and malia go to bed as well as his wife goes to bed. he has time alone in the residence to work on it. some of the major themes and we just learned this from dan lothian who cover
understood this was not just about a candidate. it was not just about joe biden or barack obama. this was about us. who we are as a nation. what values we cherish. how hard we're willing to fight to make sure that those values live not just for today but for future generations. all of you here understood and were committed to the basic notion that when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history, it moves. it moves. it moves forward. [ applause ] and that's part of what we celebrate when we come together for inauguration. you know, yesterday americans in all 50 states took part in a national day of service. tomorrow, hundreds of thousands will join us in the national mall. and what the inauguration reminds us of is the role we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. even as we carry out our individual responsibilities. the sense there's something larger than ourselves that gives shape and meaning to our lives. the theme of this year's inauguration is our people and our future. throughout my career what's always given me energy and inspiration and hope, what's allowe
's ball. this is one of the two inaugural balls for president obama, and you see the first lady there, jennifer hudson is singing, and a nice dance. they've been dancing the last few minutes. it looks like they're just wrapping up. they got to this ball about 20 minutes ago. it's the commander in chief's ball, open to anyone in the military, of course with an invitation, it's open for you. let's listen in briefly to the president and the first lady. ♪ >> a wonderful day and an amazing evening for both of them, and it's been a long day for them. and from this commander in chief's ball head out to the gnawi inaugural ball, the second of the evening, and our own political analyst larry gerston will be at that ball. the inauguration of president obama on this martin luther king day. now mr. obama sworn into office, as you know, for the second time and speaking to the nation with about his future. >> it is now our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers begin. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. >>
, for the first time since james monroe followed james madison and thomas jefferson, barack obama follows bill clinton and george w. bush as the third consecutive two-term president. when he takes the oath of office for the second time in the last 24 hours. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> that makes a total of four oaths of office. today east ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable o
will be heading out to washington as the capital prepares for the inauguration of president barack obama. but will he spend the next four years at the mercy of republicans? we'll explore that. plus, we'll assess if israel could be medicining for a right coalition as benjamin netanyahu says he is prepared to work with the naturalist home. and we'll take a look at travel chaos across the continent as snow and freezing conditions cause plenty of disruption in the air and on the road. now, germany's social democrats are celebrating a stunning victory in lower saxony secured with the victory of just one seat. support for angela merkel's christian democrats fell by 657 percentage points, but the chance ler herself continues to ride high on opinion polls. for more on what all of this means, silvia wadhwa is here to join us on set. good morning to you. i guess, is this -- this is being presented as a blow to angela merkel or at least to her party. but given there's just a one-seat differential in the outcome, is that too strong? >> yes, it is. i think that there are two trends here. one trend is
bronx section, unthinkable. and barack obama became president of the united states. >> you had stinging things to say about the republican party. an identity problem, you said. and that there are some people who seem to have a theme of intolerance. >> that's a broader definition of what i meant by intolerance. i think intolerance is when you try to keep people from voting. the republican party ought to be out there, not by restricting voting by requiring i.d., but wanting everybody to vote. you need new messages. new policies. the country is becoming more minority. >> have you heard a lot from that? a lot of people pushing back on you? >> most of the people i've heard from in the last week or so have been very, very supportive. but there are those who consider this the worst thing imaginable. and why are you still a republican? i grew up under ronald reagan, and george schultz, and george herbert walker bush, and that's the republican party i knew. i think we've drifted from that. there's nothing wrong starting to drift a little bit back. not because it's good to be moderate. but that's
. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> a new term begins for president barack obama officially sworn in. big crowds already descending on the national mall for the build yn hupp to tomorrow's public ceremony and parade. good evening. i'm jim rosenfield. it's been a busy day in and around washington. rehearsals on the inauguration stage and parade preparations leading to gridlock downtown. more streets will be closed tomorrow, but crews blocked off pennsylvania avenue this morning to get ready for the inaugural parade. vice president joe biden took his official oath of office from supreme court justice sonia sotomayor at the naval observatory. soon after that he and the president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery, and then at noon in the white house president obama received the official oath of office from chief justice john roberts, which the constitution requires on january 20th. we have team coverage of this inauguration sunday. darcy spencer is downtown where metro has seen double the typical sunday ridership. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the inauguration day forecas
to you for tuning in. tonight's lead? republicans call for nullification? responding to president obama's gun safety ideas, conservatives are in a frenzy and they're reaching back to an old argument with an ugly history in this country. states' rights. >> our founding fathers were very concerned about having a separation of powers. they didn't want to let the president become a king. and i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing. and we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen. >> we will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation. >> nullify anything the president does? nullification? states' rights? state sovereignty? for many decades, these ideas was used to defend slavery. and, later, jim crow. in 1963, governor george wallace stood in the schoolhouse doorway at the university of alabama invoking states' rights to try to block integration. >> i stand here today as governor of this sovereign state and refuse to submit to illegal use of power by the central government and hereby denounce and forbid this illegal and unwarrante
on cbs 5. remember that. >>> meanwhile, big time in washington, d.c. as president barack obama officially begins his second term. and he is going to be sworn in just before 9:00 a.m. pacific time today. the public swearing in is tomorrow. >> according to a new york times poll, he heads into the second term with an approval rating of 51%. 10 months ago, it was 41%, the lowest of his presidency. the highest rating was 68% in april of 2009. and about 90 minute, he will take the oath of office for his second term. it's going to happen in front of a small gathering at the white house blue room. and tomorrow, the swearing in will be reenacted outdoors. we are in washington, d.c. with more on what's ahead. >> reporter: with the national day of service behind us, preparations are underway for here in washington, d.c. for the official swearing in. president barack obama's official swearing in will happen today as wills have biden's. both ceremonies will be small and private. by law, they have to happen on january 20th. and that means that the inau
hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >>> president barack obama, the 44th president, takes the oath of office to serve a second term. and we're here for all the tradition, pageantry and tradition "today," monday, january 21st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," the second inauguration of barack obama, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from washington, d.c. >>> and good monday morning to you, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a monday morning from capitol hill. as you look at the white house there, now the capitol. i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie, natalie morales and mr. al roker. >> beautiful sunrise in washington. no matter who you voted for, this is an historic day for the country. little cold in the capital, but all along the country, people are starting to gather along the parade route this morning. >> the president and his family have a very full day ahead. so do we here at nbc news. 8:45 eastern starts off, the celebration does. the obamas and bidens will attend a private pra
in the district, you could feel the excitement that surrounded president obama's inauguration. several superstars are in the area to orm. fox 5's lauren demarco joins us with more on the star-studded event. hi lauren. >> the official title, the kid's inauguration. it honors military families and tonight, there was an a- list lineup of performers. hundreds of kids from u.s. military families and d.c. area public schools treated to a special show. >> what are you excited for tonight? >> katy perry. ♪ [ music ] >> usher kicked off the kids inaugural concert. mindless behavior, members of the cast of the hit fox series, "glee," and katy perry rocked the stage. along with the singing and dancing, some of the kids excited to see the first lady in person. >> it's a really cool experience. >> i'm excited to see what the first lady is going to wear. >> that will be awesome. >> what about sash a&m alia? >> yeah. >> my very favorite part of this entire weekend is being right here with all of you. >> the first lady thanked all of the military families and had a special message for them. >> as
.c. along with tori campbell for president obama's inauguration for his second term. we're out there live right in the middle of the music, the pomp, the circumstance, thousands of people are out there as we look at these live pictures of some of the military musicians right there. testimony tori campbell is covering everything for us. is it getting crowded now? >> reporter: actually, the crowds are thinning out here. that's because i think people are heading into the mall, dome, inauguration and getting ready to celebrate. everyone's decorated. they are wearing obama hats, keeping warm, getting some food. because once they are inside, they won't be able to leave until the ceremony is over. inside there's already some musical entertainment going on. they started performing about a half-hour ago. during the ceremonies, some big names will be part of the entertainment. beyonce who sang "at last" during the obamas' first dance four years ago. she will be singing the national anthem and kelly clarkson will be singing as well as james taylor day -- james taylor. among the bay area is a rather
obama. from the death threat to the nation's economic recovery, the issues that matter most to your money. here now tyler mathisen and john harbaugh. >> good morning, everybody, and welcome to cnbc's coverage of the second inauguration of barack obama. the 57th inaugural of an american president. between a half a million and 800,000 people are estimated to attend today's festivities. most of them not very close to the capitol where the swearing in will take place. that's roughly a third of the number who attended president obama's first inauguration four years ago. once again welcome, everybody. i'm tyler mathisen joined by cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood. great to be with you on this day of history. >> welcome to d.c. >> good to see you. the oath of office will take place in about 50 minutes, but today, of course, is all about the ceremony. you probably know this already, yesterday chief justice john roberts officially administered the oath in a small, private ceremony in the blue room at the white house as per the constitution. >> this morning the president and
morning we'll have preparations for the big day and the biggest challenges facing president obama in his second term. today is the national day of service. it was founded as a day to celebrate dr. martin luther king jr. and to promote volunteerism. coming up later this hour, we'll tag along with vice president joe biden and jill biden on their event. and next hour, we'll see what the president and first lady are up to, as well. we have already been out here for hours this morning. but there is much more to come. we have reporters bringing you all the angles of the inauguration. our shannon travis is at the national day of service event where vice president biden is expected shortly. good morning to you. you're inside that big tent where organizers are meeting with the volunteers who will take part in today's communitywide events. do you know what we can expect the vice president to be tackling this morning? >> reporter: we can expect for the vice president to basically be joining in with this national call to service that hundreds of thousands potentially of other americans across the co
're watching cnn's special coverage of president barack obama's inaugural weekend. the crowd is out here. it's getting cooler. today it was warm. it was in the 50s. but it's getting cool at night. but that's not stopping the crowd from turning out. and we didn't think they would come out, because we thought it would be cold and they wouldn't be as enthused. but boy, they are. we're going to get to all of that in just a moment here on the national mall. but first, we want to get you up to speed on the news that's making headlines today here on cnn. and to breaking news, as a matter of fact. and the latest on the unfolding crisis in algeria. the hostage situation at a desert gas field appears to be over now. we're hearing reports from the algerian government that at least 23 foreign hostages and dozens of their captors have been killed. it's still not clear how many americans may have been held at the facility. >> with regard to the numbers of americans, we are still trying to get accurate information about just exactly how many americans were located there, and exactly what happened to them.
dance partner, michelle obama. [ applause ] >> you can forget the pomp and circumstance. question on their mind, you were on the edge of your seat. what was michelle going to wear? >> abc's deborah roberts has more. ♪ >> reporter: there they were, dancing their first dance. her in a gown millions of women will soon have to have. michelle obama dazzled in a navy blue coat by little known american thom browne. who only learned his design was chosen when he saw it. >> i know she had a lot of other people that she could have chosen from, and to be the one that she chose is one of those amazingly humbling experiences. >> reporter: browne, best known for men's, not lady's wear, could benefit from the first lady's midas touch. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal career maker. j. crew made that belt and purple gloves she wore with the coat. so rest assured that the phone will be ringing off the hook. style watchers say michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, wash
to lead once more. >>> cbs news coverage of the second inauguration of barack obama. from capitol hill, here is scott pelley. >> good morning. the nation's capital is beginning a day-long celebration of american freedom and democracy. for the 57th time in our history, a president freely elected by the people is being sworn in to office. just before noon at the capitol, barack obama will take the oath for his second term as president. this is a ceremonial swearing-in because the constitution requires the president to be sworn in on january 20th, and this year the 20th fell on sunday. so the president took the official oath in private yesterday in the blue room at the white house. the oath administered by the chief justice john roberts, jr. the public swearing-in and all the pomp and circumstance that go with it were put off until today and what a day it is. the temperature right now is in the high 30s. the sky is clear, a brilliant winter's day in the nation's capital. people are pouring into the national mall to witness a day of history. the first family began the day by attending serv
's national day of service. people all over the country are doing the same thing the obamas are doing right now, volunteering in their community on this martin luther king holiday weekend. this national day of service going on here on the national mall where the president is -- it's an elementary school. >> it is an elementary school here in washington. i believe he's doing a little bit similar to his service project last time around four years ago because i believe he had a paint brush in his hand that time. but it looks like he's helping -- what i've seen so far, helping to complete an overhaul of a school in washington, d.c. he has some very good volunteers. i believe they are with city year and they're working to, you know, maybe do a little painting, a little varnishing of a bookcase, john. >> it is the burrville elementary school in northeast washington there. i have to say mrs. obama sporting a little more form than the president painting that bookcase. >> she also has a pair of gloves. maybe he's worried about getting dirty. we lost the shot. that's okay. a lot going on today in the
volunteers joined him. tomorrow president obama will take the oath of office in a private white house ceremony. monday, hundreds of thousands are expected as he takes the oath on the capitol steps. former presidents clinton and carter will be present at that ceremony monday. not attending former president george h.w. bush and his father, former president bush, the younger bush staying at home because his father is sick. the president was just released from the hospital after an extended illness. also today a big development on the debt limit. a vote is scheduled for next week and we'll dig in to those details later in the show. first, though, the stars are coming out for that national day of service that we just mention mentioned. eva longoria who is an inaugural committee co-chair. and chelsea clinton were one of the first speakers at the event. angela basset is also there and we'll talk to her later here on the show. the president also -- he also spoke at belleville elementary school. take a listen. >> not so much inauguration when we think about the fact that this is dr. king's bir
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